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Is ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead? (VIDEO)

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi security officials also suspect Baghdadi might be hiding in the desert spread across thousands of square miles between Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria. Jun 13, 2017
Antarctic Heritage Trust finds 118 year old painting in Antarctica

Antarctic Heritage Trust finds 118 year old painting in Antarctica

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. The water colour was painted by Dr Edward Wilson who died with Captain Robert Falcon Scott and three others on their return from the South Pole in 1912. Find out more at www.nzaht.org Jun 13, 2017
Facts you should know about legal marriage in New York State

Facts you should know about legal marriage in New York State

On June 8, 2017, the New York State Assembly passed a bill outlawing child marriage, and raising the legal age for marriage to 17. But what is the legal age to wed in New York? Like the majority of U.S. states, the legal age to marry in NY is 18. But since 1929, an exception to this rule allows children as young as 14 years-old to legally wed, as long as they have parental and judicial consent. Other states, such as North Carolina and Alaska, also have this exception. And 27 states around the country have no minimum age in state statutes, meaning that, with court approval, any children can wed. Health department data shows that between 2000 and 2010, around 3850 minors were married in New York State. A vast majority of these minors, 84%, were young girls married to adult men. Jun 13, 2017
Angry South African commuters torch trains and riot at Cape Town railway station

Angry South African commuters torch trains and riot at Cape Town railway station

Riots, looting and the burning of trains occurred at Cape Towns central train station on 12 June, after upset commuters were left stranded for hours after a signal failure. Not enough alternative transport was provided which left angry travelers clambering through the windows of buses to try to get onboard. Jun 13, 2017